A loan of $625 helped to buy sewing supplies.

Sara Isabel's story

Sara, 52, is a woman who was widowed and had to take hold of the reins of her home composed of four children whose ages today range from 13 to 30 years and who she dreams with seeing become very successful people.

With her sewing abilities she developed her creativity having learned technically and opened her own business to generate sufficient income to support her home. She works to order for each customer and for all budgets. Her customers pay for services in cash and she works continuously all day and part of the evening Monday through Sunday. Her main buyers are her neighbors in the sector where her shop is located and also some people referred to her by them who live in other neighborhoods.

Her greatest challenge at present is having enough working capital to be able to buy fabric, thread and supplies to manufacture school uniforms that she’s contracted to do with schools and especially with the students. This is why she’s accessing a Kiva loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, her first financing to increase working capital and be able to respond to customer demand in a timely fashion so that they will become regular customers and she can stay in business and start each time to earn higher income that will benefit her family’s wellbeing still more.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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